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st: RE: Macro display format

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Macro display format
Date   Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:50:49 -0000

No. You should try 

` : di %9.1f `r(mean)'' 

See help extended_fcn. 

Tip: I would go `: di %2.1f `r(mean)'' even 
if you are sure that format is too restrictive. 
You're likely to be wrong, as Stata will stretch the space to 
avoid damage. However, with %9.1f you are likely to get the ugly 
spaces that are a consequence of what you asked


Thomas Speidel
> I am trying to include the content of a macro within a graph, but I'm
> having problems with the display format.  
> For example:
> sysuse auto, clear
> qui: summ length
> twoway scatter length mpg, text(200 35 "The mean of length is:
> `r(mean)'")
> How do I change the format of the macro to display something 
> like %9.2f?
> I tried:
> ... , text(200 35 "The mean of length is: `%9.1f `r(mean)''")
> Am I missing some triple compound quote? :-)

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